Kasich: Other Candidates Are ‘the Prince of Darkness,’ I Am the ‘Prince of Light and Hope’

Tuesday on the “Hugh Hewitt Show,” while discussing a new poll that has him in second place in New Hampshire Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said while other candidates are like the “Prince of Darkness,” he consider himself the “Prince of Light and Hope.”

Partial transcript as follows:

HEWITT: “Now I said after the last debate that you stayed very disciplined and presented a ‘I got the experience, been there, done that’ message. Is that what is working in New Hampshire?”

KASICH: “Well, I think it’s some things . I think first of all, I have the experience and I’ve had success and I’ve been a reformer all lot my life. You can’t come from the [inaudible] rocks as you know Hugh, and not be a reformer, and I have a message – look, we have a lot of candidates who are like the ‘Prince of Darkness,’ I consider myself the ‘Prince of Light and Hope’ and I don’t spend all my time getting people riled up about how bad everything is. I acknowledge the challenges, but then I said, come together, the Americans first, we can solve these problems. The people are hungry for that. People don’t want to have to live in the lane of depression. They want to believe that in America it would be fixed and all work, and I think it’s working. Look, I’ve been doing this for a long, long time. People weren’t paying attention and we’re rising right now. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but what I’m happy about is that we’re raising the bar, we have a positive message and many people come and say, ‘You represent hope.’ What can be better than that?”

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